“Women Sports in Indian Painting” in an Online Lecture at the BA

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The BA Antiquities Museum and Zahi Hawass Center of Egyptology, in cooperation with the Department of Archeology and Civilization, Faculty of Arts, Helwan University, organize an online lecture entitled “Women Sports in Indian Painting”. The lecture will be delivered by Dr. Nourhan Zaid Ameen, Lecturer of Islamic Painting, Department of Archeology, Faculty of Arts, Helwan University. The lecture will be broadcast on Sunday, 28 November 2021, at 7:30 pm, via the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Antiquities Museum's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Bibliotheca-Alexandrina-Antiquities-Museum-219232808274600

The lecture sheds light on the various sports practiced by Indian women through the manuscript miniatures of the Indian School. The study demonstrates Indian women’s interest in their physical fitness and sports activity. In addition to their agility and skill while performing various sports, such as hunting, shooting, swimming, ball and mace (polo), gymnastics, and dancing, Indian women had practiced various mental sports and yoga.

Participation in the lecture can be done through the following link, or by entering the meeting details shown below on bibalex.webex.com.

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Meeting number: 2364 212 1608

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